The plot thickens in Oksana Grigorieva’s court case against ex-boyfriend Mel Gibson. According to TMZ, Dr. Ross Shelden, Oksana Grigorieva’s dentist, is saying photos that supposedly show Grigorieva hours after having been punched in the mouth by Mel Gibson may have been doctored. Dr. Shelden said “The nose is not hers. The lips are not right. It’s not a true and accurate picture. It has definitely been altered.” Also experts who have looked at the photos don’t think the injury is consistent with Grigorieva having been punched in the mouth as, if she had, there should be soft tissue damage. They also believe the wound may have been self-inflicted. Two days ago too, it was announced the audio tapes of Mel Gibson shouting at Grigorieva may have been edited. So, the question now is this: is Oksana Grigorieva lying?
Mel Gibson’s lawyers have been saying all along Oksana Grigorieva was trying to extort $10 million from Gibson in exchange for audio tapes she’d made and this domestic abuse charge is revenge after Gibson refused to pay her the money. Now, according to law enforcement, they’re also looking at the audio tapes more closely to find out if they’ve been edited. With possibly Photoshopped photos and edited audio tapes, and Mel Gibson’s wife Robyn coming forward to say, in 28 years of marriage Gibson never hit her, it’s not looking good for Oksana Grigorieva to win much of a victory in court.
Some people are also asking why, if Mel Gibson allegedly hit Grigorieva when she was holding the baby, why did she not report him to the police? After all, with her behavior over the last few weeks, it’s not as though she’s scared of the man, in fact she seems to be anything but. Plus, if the photos that are showing Oksana hours after being punched in the mouth, why is she smiling, or was that doctored too? (photos can be seen here).
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is looking into all the evidence – statements, possibly doctored photos, possibly edited audio tapes, witness accounts – to decide whether or not Mel Gibson is an abuser. In court last week though, the first decision went Mel’s way when, in the custody case between Gibson and Grigorieva, Judge Scott Gordon refused to change the current custody arrangement as he did not see any indication Gibson’s little girl, eight-month-old Lucia, was at risk.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m no Mel Gibson fan. I’ve never paid for a movie of his and disagree with his philosophies on most things, but…….I don’t think he should be charged with domestic violence if he’s not guilty. And, as someone who has been involved in studying domestic violence cases in non-profits I worked at, it seems a little odd to me that Robyn Gibson, Mel’s ex-wife, was adamant he had never hit her or their seven children. If this is indeed true, it’s rare for an abuser to abuse one woman but not another. Domestic violence usually takes place in every relationship, so why did it only occur in his relationship with Oksana?
Meanwhile, Mel Gibson’s lawyers are continuing to fight the domestic abuse case, by using evidence they say they have of Grigorieva’s attempted extortion of Gibson, including many e-mails, as well as the possibly doctored photos and audio tapes. It’s also likely this case will go on for some time to come.
Photo of Oksana after she says Mel Gibson punched her in the mouth – Radar Online
Mel/Oksana Tapes – Evidence of editing – TMZ
Dentist’s story in direct conflict with Oksana – TMZ